Did you ever wonder…..
Why there is such anger and pain in our nation and our world?
Why are we destroying our past as well as destroying our future??
Atrocities are perpetuated every day – do we even give them a thought?
We are living in perilous times – in a world where evil and ungodliness run rampant.
We are all familiar with abortion and the horrors of Planned Parenthood. Most of us know the ins and outs of this gruesome procedure. We may know someone who has considered the abortion solution or gone through it. What a profound loss all the way around!
Are We Killing our Potential?
A child born today may become a doctor that cures cancer or Alzheimer’s or any number of “incurable” diseases. That child could become the astronaut that takes the world to Mars, a teacher who inspires a struggling student, someone who volunteers to help those less fortunate, or a friend that is there for someone who needs him.
Every time a child is killed, all of us suffer. We lose a little of ourselves and a whole lot of our future. When an abortion is committed a life is snuffed out, and we don’t know what God could have done with that life. Fifty-eight million children have been slaughtered in the womb since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision forty-four years ago.
If Jesus wept for Lazarus, how much more does he weep for the millions of innocent babies that are killed???
“If we took a moment of silence for each baby lost in abortion, we would be silent for more than 100 years.”
Telling it Like it is!
Congresswoman Mia Love (R-UT) gave a very powerful, passionate speech in the defense of life at the 2017 March for Life Rally. Her speech centered around this truth – “every time we kill a child through abortion we kill our potential.”
Congresswoman Love knows this first hand as her potential could have been snuffed out as she explains in her speech. Watch Congresswoman Love’s entire remarks below:
There are many stories of abortion survivors and those who were almost aborted.
Here are just a few peeks at some who were almost aborted:
Pope John Paul II’s mother was advised to have an abortion after losing her daughter shortly after birth. His mother decided to defy the doctors’ orders.
Andrea Bocelli’s mother was advised to have an abortion after she was misdiagnosed with appendicitis while she was pregnant.
Celine Dion credits her family’s parish priest for convincing her mother not to abort her. Dion said that her mother was initially devastated when she learned she
was pregnant with Celine, the 14th child in the family, and she asked the
priest if she could have an abortion. The priest upheld the teachings of
the Catholic Church and told her that she could not abort her.
Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple was almost a victim of an abortion. His mother was 23 and he was adopted as a baby.
Abortion has robbed us of many geniuses, many talented peopleand a great many plain ordinary folks
who never got their chance to show what love and work they could bring into our world.
We are immeasurably poorer for their loss.
Something to think about???
1. There’s a preacher and his wife who are very, very poor. They already have fourteen children, and now she finds out she’s pregnant with the fifteenth. They’re living in tremendous poverty. Considering their poverty and the excessive world population, would you consider recommending an abortion?
2. The father is sick with a bad cold, the mother has tuberculosis (TB). They have four children. The first is blind, second is dead, third is deaf, fourth has TB. She finds that she’s pregnant again. Given their extreme situation, would you consider recommending an abortion?
3. A white man has raped a thirteen-year-old black girl, and she became pregnant. If you were her parents, would you consider recommending an abortion?
4. A teenage girl is pregnant. She’s not married. Her fiance is not the father of the baby, and he’s concerned. Would you consider recommending an abortion??
If you said yes to the first case, you just killed John Wesley, one of the greatest evangelists in the nineteenth century. If you said yes to the second case, you just killed Ludwig Beethoven. If you said yes to the third case, you just killed Ethel Waters, the great gospel singer who thrilled audiences for many years at Billy Graham Crusades across the world. If you said yes to the fourth case, you just killed Jesus Christ.
How many of us have been touched by abortion one way or another? We see the destruction it causes not only to the innocent baby but also to the woman that aborts. She will have to live with that the rest of her life.
Sometimes abortion is an easy decision, but more often it is an agonizing decision made at the worst possible time – feeling overwhelmed, alone and scared. She believes there is no other option for her other than abortion and there is no one to help her.
There are options out there. If you want to keep your baby, you don’t have to do it alone. It may not feel like it right now, but there IS help out there!
Adoption is also a good alternative. How many women are out there who cannot bear children? Who must often go to foreign countries to adopt children, as there aren’t many available here? They would be grateful for the opportunity to nurture and raise and adopted baby??
If you have had an abortion, there is forgiveness. Our God is a God of love and forgiveness. He’s just waiting to hear from you.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
1 John 1:9 (KJV)
If you know of someone considering abortion or has had an abortion, reach out to them, offer comfort and a listening ear.
When a woman considering abortion, she is usually scared and frustrated. She needs someone to love her and let her know how precious she is in God’s eyes. She needs someone to address her needs, as well as those of the baby. She needs someone to approach her in the same way Christ would approach someone who was hurting and scared and about to make a huge mistake.
If even one life is saved ……….
“For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: ‘It might have been!’”
John Greenleaf Whittier
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